David Krystal has always lived his life near the ocean. Born and raised on Long Island, in New York, he lived in San Diego, California before finally making his home on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was in Kailua-Kona, with its natural beauty and tropical setting, where his fascination with the sea really began. Always an avid swimmer and sportsman, David became a certified diver so he could get closer to the beautiful creatures he saw beneath the surface. One of these, the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle called ‘HONU’, truly fascinated him, as he found himself surrounded by these graceful creatures time and time again in Hawaii’s water. Hawaiians say that because this happens so frequently perhaps he shares their spirit of ‘aumakua. The HONU series is yet another chapter in David’s photographic portfolio. Other works include publicity photography for various theater groups and solo portrait pieces. David’s attraction to the Hawaii islands stems from a great love of the ocean and nature. With all the majestic beauty that Hawaii has to offer, David has expanded his portfolio to also include some of the dazzling scenery that Hawaii is known for, such as its waterfalls, mountains, valleys, flowers, and sunsets. David is an exciting and creative photographer, who has captured the essence of the Honu’ and Hawaii’s tropical paradise in his superb fresh photography. Swimming amongst them relaxes him and he feels blessed to be able to earn his living doing what he loves. Most recently, one of David’s most popular Honu’ images was featured for the month of June in the states highest selling calendar the Hawaiian Tide calendar.David’s work is in collections all over the world. He is represented in numerous galleries in Australia and was featured in the 2003 Gold Coast International Small Business Show. David was the only American represented as well as the only photographer invited to show his work. David’s “Serenity in the morning” (Kiholo, has just been published in, the 2005 edition of “Photography Vibe”, a photography book, it was selected from over 5,000 entries. His most precious inspiration is his son, Benjamin Grant born August 13, 2003.